So, it’s almost Easter. And you’re making omelets. Or cookies. Or anything with eggs.
Just crack open those white shells and toss the whole thing, right?
Wait! Don’t toss that!
With two seconds of prep and some wheat from your food storage, those shells and carton can double as cute, FREE centerpiece for Easter brunch.
These come together in nothing flat—so easy.
* Gently crack your egg shells on the narrow end, remove the egg yolk and white, and make something delicious.
* Rinse shells in hot, soapy water and dry. Dye with natural or store-bought dyes as you would for traditional hard-boiled eggs.
* Add a tablespoon-ish of potting soil to each egg …
… and cover with sprouted wheat. *
Cover with plastic wrap and make sure soil stays moist, but not soggy.
Wheat will start to sprout in a day or two, with 4-6 inches of growth about a week later.
If the grass gets too tall or shaggy, just grab your scissors and even it out.
The carton doubles as a display tray by trimming down the sides with your nicest dollar store scissors.
And you can change up the look depending on how many eggs you use:
SINGLE PLACE CARD
(name written on egg)
(name on egg carton)
And when you’re done, EVERYTHING gets composted or recycled so there’s nothing wasted.
Egg shells and carton?
It’s What Not To Toss this weekend!
* – Spouting wheat is easy and simply involves soaking and rinsing whole wheat kernels in water so that they start to germinate. There’s a great video of process HERE.